WUJS Celebrates Pride Month For almost 50 years LGBT+ folks and their allies have celebrated the Month of June as Pride Month. LGBT+ pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community,
WUJS Appoints new US & Canada Fieldworker We are hugely excited to be welcoming Misha Vilenchuk to our team as our new US & Canada Fieldworker. Misha is originally from Ohio but currently resides in Boston Massachusetts completing his Masters of Arts in Global Studies at Brandeis University, with a focus in non-profit leadership. During
#AlumniSpotlight – Olga Deutsch Olga first participated at the WUJS Congress held in Shoresh near Jerusalem in 1998. “I remember the feeling of enthusiasm and excitement at the sight of hundreds of Jewish leaders from all around the world sharing the same songs, tradition, history, Zionism. I must admit that feeling has been following me until
Introducing… the Bronfman-WUJS Global Fellows On Sunday we said goodbye to our Global Fellows after an amazing week in New York. The Bronfman-WUJS Global Leaders Fellowship is a program for emerging Jewish campus leaders we have developed in collaboration with The Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU!
WUJS Chair Addresses Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations This morning our Chairperson, Yosef, was invited to address the quarterly meeting of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations alongside leading members of the British and French Jewish communities as well as representatives of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Conference
Election Success at the World Jewish Congress Plenary We are pleased to report on election successes for WUJS activists and alumni at this weeks World Jewish Congress Plenary Assembly. For the first time in 8 years the World Union of Jewish Students has been chosen as one of the 3 organisations to hold a Vice Presidency
#AlumniSpotlight - Yosef Abramowitz Fresh out of leading the anti-apartheid movement at Boston University, Yossi Abramowitz took on six other candidates for the WUJS leadership and, at 21, became only the second American chairperson and the youngest. Using his activism skills, and bolstered by th Yosef I. Abramowitz with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in